Improved Disaster Risk Management and Governance

More efficient cross-sectoral, cross-disciplines, cross-border coordination of the disaster risk management cycle- prevention, preparedness to mitigation, response, and recovery- from international to local levels.

Expected Outcomes: Projects’ results are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Improved dialogue and cooperation among scientific and technical communities, stakeholders, policy-makers and local communities in the field of extreme climate events (e.g. forest fires, droughts, floods, heatwaves and storms) and disaster risk reduction.
  • Enhanced community engagement for prevention, preparedness and response to extreme climate events by strengthening knowledge and involvement of volunteers linked to recognised organisations into the planning, design and implementation of prevention, including building with nature, preparedness and emergency response activities
  • Strengthening of disaster risk reduction and resilience building through innovative use of media means, namely by examining the potential of new communication tools and apps for better preparedness and response.
  • Overview of existing knowledge, tools and development of new tools (innovative data collection, data harmonisation, algorithms, sensors and decision-aid approaches) for early warning, response and resilience / adaptation to be demonstrated in the framework of real-case scenarios designed for training addressed to first responders, (national, regional, local)  authorities and populations.
  • Based on the demonstrations, development of new governance strategies and robust decision-support methodologies for integrated risk reduction and improved adaptation to climate extreme events.
  • Improved understanding of enablers and barriers to multi-risk governance frameworks and multi-risk thinking, including the identification of key vulnerable groups and assets, by involving interdisciplinary teams in different fields, particularly the social and behavioural sciences.
  • Cost-benefit or cost-effectiveness analyses of investment and regulatory strategies to protect people and nature in vulnerable areas
  • Identification of production/livelihood practices (goods, services, activities etc) at community and national level that contribute to increased local/global climate risks, and explore how these can be adapted so that they are both economically and environmentally sustainable